Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [11v] (22/635)
The record is made up of 1 file (314 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1935-8 Jun 1935. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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(2) Admiralty actions commenced in the said Registry shall be tried
in the District (Jourt unless the (Jine£ Court is at the time sitting within
the limits of this Order, or unless all parties agree that the action shall
be tried in the Chief Court sitting elsewhere than within the limits of
(3) The duties of the Registrar and of the Marshal, either of the
Chief Court or of the District Court, under the said Order shall be per
formed by such Officers as the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. shall direct.
42. —(l) The District Court shall endeavour to obtain, as early as may
be, notice of the deaths of all persons subject to this Order leaving pro
perty in any place within the jurisdiction of the Court as prescribed by
this Order, and ail such information as may serve to guide the Court
with respect to the securing and administration of their property.
(2) On receiving notice of the death of such a person the Court shall
put up a notice thereof at the Court-house, and shall keep the same there
until probate or administration is granted, or where it appears to the
Court that probate or administration will not be applied for or cannot be
granted, for such time as it thinks fit.
(3) The Court shall, where the circumstances of the case appear so
to require, as soon as may be, take possession of the property left by
the deceased in any place within the jurisdiction of the Court as prescrib
ed by this Order, or put it under its seal (in either case, if the nature
of the property or other circumstances so require, making an inventory)
and so keep it until it can be dealt with according to law, perishable
articles being disposed of as the Court may consider best in the interests
of the estate.
(4) All expenses incurred on behalf of Ihe Court in so doing shall be
(he first charge on the property of the deceased, and the Court shall, by
sale of part of that property, or otherwise, provide for the discharge of
(5) When a person subject to this Order dies in Qatar or elsewhere
intestate, then, until administration is granted, his property in Qatar
shall be vested in the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. .
43. If a person to whom (his Order applies, who is named executor
in a will, and to the establishment of whose title as such it is neces
sary to obtain probate of that will, takes possession of and administers,
or otherwise deals with, any part of the property of the deceased, and
does not obtain probate within one month after the death, or after the
termination of any proceeding respecting probate or administration, he
shall be liable to pay double the amount of any fees chargeable on obtain
ing probate, and he shall also be liable to a fine which may extend to
44. If any person to whom this Order applies, other than the person
named executor, or the administrator, or a person entitled to represent
the deceased without obtaining probate or letters of administration, or
an Officer of the Court, takes possession of and administers or otherwise
deals with, any part of the property of the deceased, he shall, as soon as
practicable, notify the fact and the circumstances to the District Court,
and shall furnish to the Court all such information as the Court requires,
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Correspondence, minute papers, and notes relating to the issue of The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939. The correspondence is mostly between officials at the Foreign Office, India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , and the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (later, External Affairs). The papers concern the discussion of the need for the order, its drafting, issue, and distribution, as well as its revision in 1939.
Correspondence with the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], is also included and mostly relates to his wish for assurance of his jurisdiction over Muslim foreigners.
A copy of the order is found on folios 138-153. A copy of the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). is also included, for reference purposes (folios 271-86).
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 317; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-103 and ff 104-316. These are also both written in pencil and located in the top right corner of each folio. The former have been circled and crossed out, the latter have not been circled.
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